\ ˈblend How to pronounce blend (audio) \
blended also blent\ ˈblent How to pronounce blend (audio) \; blending

Definition of blend

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : mix especially : to combine or associate so that the separate constituents or the line of demarcation cannot be distinguished
2 : to prepare by thoroughly intermingling different varieties or grades

intransitive verb

1a : to mingle intimately or unobtrusively
b : to combine into an integrated whole
2 : to produce a harmonious effect



Definition of blend (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : something produced by blending: such as
a : a product prepared by blending
b : a word (such as brunch) produced by combining other words or parts of words
2 : a group of two or more consecutive consonants that begin a syllable

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blendable \ ˈblen-​də-​bəl How to pronounce blend (audio) \ adjective

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mix, mingle, commingle, blend, merge, coalesce, amalgamate, fuse mean to combine into a more or less uniform whole. mix may or may not imply loss of each element's identity. mix the salad greens mix a drink mingle usually suggests that the elements are still somewhat distinguishable or separately active. fear mingled with anticipation in my mind commingle implies a closer or more thorough mingling. a sense of duty commingled with a fierce pride drove her blend implies that the elements as such disappear in the resulting mixture. blended several teas to create a balanced flavor merge suggests a combining in which one or more elements are lost in the whole. in his mind reality and fantasy merged coalesce implies an affinity in the merging elements and usually a resulting organic unity. telling details that coalesce into a striking portrait amalgamate implies the forming of a close union without complete loss of individual identities. refugees who were readily amalgamated into the community fuse stresses oneness and indissolubility of the resulting product. a building in which modernism and classicism are fused

Examples of blend in a Sentence

Verb The music blends traditional and modern melodies. She blends psychology and crime in her new novel. Noun a blend of cream and eggs a blend of traditional and modern melodies
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The Celtics are hoping Fournier can blend into Stevens’ offense seamlessly with his versatility., "Celtics hope Evan Fournier is able to weave a little magic in Boston," 29 Mar. 2021 White noise is the auditory equivalent of white light -- a combo of every frequency on the acoustic spectrum, which blend together to mask most small sounds regardless of their frequency. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "The truth about white (and pink and brown) noise for sleep," 18 Mar. 2021 Blend Your Smoothie Bowl Ingredients Using the formula above, blend your ingredients in a high-powered blender ($160, Amazon) along with a few ice cubes and a small amount of milk or water of your choice. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "How to Make a Smoothie Bowl That's Both Stunning and Delicious," 17 Mar. 2021 Everyone would contribute wines to the brand, which Michel would then blend. Per And Britt Karlsson, Forbes, "Clos De Los Siete, The Story Behind The Successful Argentinean Brand Created By Celebrity Consultant Michel Rolland," 5 Mar. 2021 Mercury enters Pisces on March 15, which will blend intuition with reason to our communications. Lisa Stardust,, "Your March Horoscope Is Here & These Are The Dates Where Everything Might Change," 1 Mar. 2021 Allow to cool a little, remove the bay leaf and liquidize in a blender (or leave in pan and blend with an immersion blender). Beth Segal, cleveland, "Isn’t it Romantic? Stay home this year and celebrate with a St. Patrick’s Day Irish Dinner for Two," 1 Mar. 2021 At the perfect intersection of farmhouse and chic, the lamp is rustic and glam all at once and will easily blend with existing décor. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "The coolest Target home products under $100," 23 Feb. 2021 The upscale hotel currently features 280 guest rooms, which blend modern design and indulgent amenities. Alison Medley, Chron, "Houston's Grand Tuscany Hotel offers an island oasis for family staycationers," 25 Jan. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The soaring number of Illinois districts now offering some type of classroom instruction translates into about 1.4 million students statewide now receiving a blend of remote and in-person learning. Karen Ann Cullotta,, "Almost all Illinois schools have now resumed some in-person classes. But will rising COVID-19 numbers see districts close up again?," 9 Apr. 2021 Baltimore County is offering a blend of in-person and online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, making internet service essential for lessons. Lillian Reed,, "Internet capacity problems disrupt Baltimore County public school classes," 8 Apr. 2021 Never crowded, this far-flung corner of southeastern Arizona contains a spicy blend of scenic beauty, outdoor adventure, intriguing history and artistic expression. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, "Road trip inspiration: Here are 7 things you don't want to miss in southern Arizona," 7 Apr. 2021 The four-cheese flavor features a blend of three hard Italian cheeses (Parmesan, Asiago, and Romano), while the pepperoni variety is topped with slices of pepperoni made from a combination of pork, chicken, and beef. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Gluten-Free Pizza From This Classic Brand Is Finally Here," 7 Apr. 2021 The show, a smart and entertaining blend of news and pop culture featuring diverse voices, launched in 2017. Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News, "NPR host Sam Sanders says recording 'It's Been a Minute' in San Antonio hometown during COVID made the show better," 7 Apr. 2021 Both products contain a beautiful blend of coconut oil, jojoba oil, and amino acids to strengthen hair and leave it looking glossier. Sophie Cockett, Glamour, "Kate Middleton Swears By This Styling Cream to Smooth Frizz," 4 Apr. 2021 To do so, Clark will meet with guests for 30-minute sessions and use a blend of astrological techniques focused on location and environment. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "This Luxury Resort in Sedona Is Hosting a 'Zodiac Zen Weekend' With One-on-one Astrology Readings," 2 Apr. 2021 That gave a roster with playoff aspirations a fine blend of experience and youth, keeping the nightly weight from crushing the kids. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Cleveland Cavaliers’ veterans Kevin Love, Matthew Dellavedova ready to pull their weight, help with final push," 2 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of blend


14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1


1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for blend


Middle English, probably from Old Norse blend-, present stem of blanda to mix; akin to Old English blandan to mix, Lithuanian blandus impure, cloudy

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14 Apr 2021

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“Blend.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of blend

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to mix (things) thoroughly and usually with good results
: to exist together as a combination



English Language Learners Definition of blend (Entry 2 of 2)

: something produced by mixing or combining different things


\ ˈblend How to pronounce blend (audio) \
blended; blending

Kids Definition of blend

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to mix so completely that the separate things mixed cannot be told apart
2 : to exist agreeably with each other She chose soft colors that blend well.
blend in
: to look like part of something He tried to blend in with the group.



Kids Definition of blend (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a thorough mixture : a product made by blending
2 : a word formed by combining parts of two or more other words so that they overlap The word “smog” is a blend of “smoke” and “fog.”

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